Comments on: How to Make a Nigerian Wedding Budget in 6 Easy Steps Wedding Planning Guides & Tools | Honeymoon Ideas Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:07:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: Stella Anokam Sat, 26 Jan 2019 06:56:01 +0000 Hello Deborah, a rough guide is to divide your budget into 2 parts, and keep half for food and drinks. Spread the remaining half over the remaining wedding expenses. With that budget, keep the number of guests small, so that food and drinks will be enough for the guests you have (no one likes to see hungry wedding guests or people scrambling for food at a wedding). Below are more helpful articles to help you:
Wedding budget breakdown percentages calculation – use the stated percentages with your calculator
– How to know how many guests your (food) budget can cater for, so that you don’t over-invite people.
Hope the above tips help you.

By: Deborah Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:58:21 +0000 Plz I will be wedding this year but I have a budget of 500,000.00
Help me break it down

By: Stella Anokam Sat, 22 Dec 2018 12:49:52 +0000 Hi Shine, 200 guests for N300k?
A simple way to know if that amount of money would be enough for your wedding, at the minimum, is to assume a plate of food and a soft drink would cost N1k or N1,500. For your 200 guests, how much would that be, and would the balance be enough for the remaining wedding expenses?

So, you do that math, and decide whether to reduce your guest number to what your budget can afford or whether you should add more money to feed the 200 people.

Hope that tip helps.

By: Shine Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:01:34 +0000 Pls we planning of getting married by 2019 with a 200 guest and 300,000 budget. Pls how far can it go both for traditional n wedding. Thanks

By: Stella Anokam Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:24:54 +0000 Hi Princess, here is the breakdown of steps to plan your Traditional Wedding (click).

Hope that helps.

By: Princess Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:54:41 +0000 Hello am I need a breakdown on how to get my traditional wedding into a reality with 600,000

By: Stella Anokam Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:44:06 +0000 Hello Effie, here are my answers to your questions about what is the most appropriate wedding gift a guest can present at a Nigerian wedding:

– In Nigerian weddings, gifts are not obligated, but appreciated. And, there’s no rule about the size or amount to spend on gifts – Nigerian wedding party hosts appreciate gifts of all sizes and costs.
– Money gifts/ cash: Cash gifts in envelopes are very common type of wedding gifts in Nigeria. So, it’s no different from your country.
– How much cash gift is appropriate as wedding gift? The general saying in Nigeria is “no amount is too small” when it concerns money gifts, and so you can give as you are led to or desire and it would be appreciated. Nigerian couples appreciate physical presence of their guests way more than presents, especially for guests traveling from far countries or out-of-town. Our tip: give an amount that is comfortable to you. As a guide, give the Naira equivalent of the amount you would have given if it was in your country – but be sure to consider that because you have spent money on travels, it’s okay to give less than usual.
– Are you expected to bring anything else? I was thinking of small souvenirs from Israel.
– Are you expected to bring anything else? No, you are not expected to bring anything else aside from your presence.
– You were thinking of small souvenirs from Israel: It is okay. The couple would be thrilled to receive souvenirs from Israel, especially if they are Christians.
– What about bride and groom’s family? His and her family would not be expecting anything or gifts from you – your presence is what they consider the biggest wedding gift to their children.

I hope I have answered your questions (above). If not, feel free to leave ask more.

Thanks for visiting my Nigerian Wedding blog, and congratulation on your “son’s” upcoming wedding. Let me know if you have any more questions. Do enjoy your trip to, and stay, in Nigeria.

By: Effie Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:19:21 +0000 Hi.
I’m travelling from Israel to NIgeria for a traditional Yuroba wedding of a dear person who has been like a son of mine. I’m not NIgerian and this is my first trip.
What am I expected to bring as a present?
in my country we bring money. is that so in Nigeria as well? how much?
Am I expected to bring anything else? I was thinking of small souveniers from Israel.
what about his family and hers?
I’d appreciate any tips…
TNx a lot.

By: Stella Anokam Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:23:10 +0000 Hello James, welcome to NaijaGlam’s Nigerian Wedding website. Here’s my answer to your question:

I don’t know if you are talking about both the traditional and white wedding, or just the white wedding. But, anyway, I’ll assume that you’re talking of both (since most Nigerians who live abroad usually want to make a single trip down to Nigeria for both types of wedding celebrations).

How you divide up that amount depends on the number of guests you plan to have at each. However, I’ll just give you some suggestions you can work with or customise to suit your particular situation:
-You can budget 1 million Naira for the white wedding and 500 thousand Naira for the trad (that’s including costs of travels within Nigeria, to/ from the village for the trad). Even if you’ve not presented the customary engagement list/ bride price, you can still work with that amount to take care of that, as well as host a trad wedding reception party.
-So, that leaves you with N1 million Naira for the white wedding. The biggest money-eaters here are: venue, food and drinks (reserve about half of your N1m white wedding budget for this). So, that leaves you with N500k for the rest of the things – you can click here to see a list of typical wedding expenses. And you can click here to see our percentage guide to use to divide-up or allocate money to different wedding things.
NOTE: Recently, the cost of things have increased in Nigeria, and you may find yourself racking your brain on how to make your wedding budget meet your expected expenses. The best way is to cut down on the number of guests-to-invite, so that your food and drinks (and venue) costs will drop (large event halls cost more than smaller ones).

I wish you a fab wedding celebration. Hope those tips help.

By: James Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:07:54 +0000 I and my partner lives in uk we are planing a wedding for next year and our budget is 1.5 million naira, can you tell me what type of wedding we can have with this amount please